” Is Jesus the Everlasting Father?”
In a prophecy of the Messiah, Isaiah writes, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
Jesus, the Messiah, has a Father (Luke 23:46). How then can He Himself be “Everlasting Father?”
Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible sheds light on this by literally translating, “Father of Eternity.”
We often say that Henry Ford is the “father” of the automobile, or that Albert Einstein is the “father” of nuclear physics, in the sense that they began or made possible the very thing for which they are noted. Jesus called Satan, the “father” of liars (John 8:44).
God is the “Everlasting Father.” However, Since it was Jesus who died and rose from the dead making eternal life possible for you and me, He is, therefore, called the “Father of Eternity.” — Toby
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Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Proper baptism in water puts a person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3) and results in the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38).